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Reward Offered In Atascadero Bank Robbery

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​Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person suspected of robbing the CoastHills Federal Credit Union on August 8th. The robber was described as a white male in his mid-20s, 6 feet tall, 165 to 175 pounds with brown curly hair, a mustache and goatee. He was wearing a black ... Read More »

Santa Maria To Replace Yellow Street Lights

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​The City of Santa Maria and PG&E are working to retrofit more than 5,000 street lights with LED Bulbs. Over the next several weeks the yellow lights in the city will be replaced with the new, more energy efficient LEDs. The project is being paid for by the city and will cost about $2 million. The money comes from the ... Read More »

Farmers Market Celebrates 35th Anniversary

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San Luis Obispo's Saturday Farmers Market is celebrating 35 years on the Central Coast.  For the next three weekends they will host special events, including cooking and gardening demonstrations, live music, and a ceremony honoring the market’s early supporters and participants. The Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Saturdays in the parking lot of the ... Read More »

Phone Solicitor Arrested

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Over the past several weeks, Deputies assigned to the Solvang Station received numerous complaints of solicitors selling children’s educational books in the Santa Ynez Valley. Several of the residents stated the solicitors have been unusually aggressive and inappropriate in their sales approach, including asking personal questions about their children. On Saturday, August 10, 2013, at approximately 2:28pm, Deputies were called ... Read More »

Animal Rescue Fire Drill

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CAL FIRE will be conducting a large animal rescue drill on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at Lake Lopez Campground. The drill will begin at 9:00 AM and end at 4:00 PM. The San Luis Obispo Regional Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Team along with the California Highway Patrol Air Operations (Helicopter-70) will be training on helicopter vertical rescue of an ... Read More »

Missing Wolf-Husky Found

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"Nishka," a half-wolf half-husky that's been missing in Paso Robles since Sunday morning has been found. Sunday she got away from one of her handlers near 33rd and Spring Streets. She was found in West Paso Robles off Nacimiento Lake Road. The wolf's handlers say the “Nishka” is in good health and she will be taken to a veterinarian today ... Read More »

Suspect Arrested For Stealing Copper Wire

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On August 7, as a result of their investigation into the theft of copper wire from PG&E's construction yard in Templeton, deputies with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office arrested 42 year old Brian Lindemuth in connection with that crime. Lindemuth was spotted loading items into a storage facility in the 9300 block of El Camino in Atascadero. He ... Read More »

Second Suspect Arrested In Stabbing

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On Friday August 2, at approximately 7:00 pm members of the Atascadero Police Department responded to Twin Cities Hospital to a report of a subject being admitted to the Emergency Room with multiple stab wounds. During the initial investigation two subjects were identified as being involved in the incident. Based on information obtained through the investigation warrants for the arrest ... Read More »

Arroyo Grande Couple Suspected Of Auto Thefts

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An Arroyo Grande couple suspected of committing a large amount of auto and mail theft burglaries during a crime spree that stretched from Pismo Beach to Carpinteria is arrested and behind bars.  Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 33 year old Zachary Hamlin and his girlfriend, 39 year old Amy Northcote on August 8th following a citizen tip and traffic ... Read More »

Robbery At Coast Hills Federal Credit Union

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Yesterday about 4 p.m., officers from the Atascadero Police Department were dispatched Coast Hills Federal Credit Union on 8900 Pueblo Avenue for a report of a robbery that had just occurred.  The suspect had entered the business and demanded money from one of the bank tellers.  The suspect then exited the business and possibly entered a vehicle parked in the area ... Read More »

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